Back to the Bricks kicks off with Cruise N’ Car Show

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BIRCH RUN, Mich. (WNEM) -The Back to the Bricks Event Year 18 Official Launch Event will officially kick off with the Cruise N’ Car Show.

From vintage Ford Roadsters to classic Chevy Impalas, car enthusiasts from across Michigan descended on Birch Run Speedway to show off their hotrods for the car show.

The official launch event for the 18th edition of Back to the Bricks.

“Everyone takes a little trip around the track and they love it. We can see them coming and trying to rev their engines and such, said Back to the Bricks executive director Amber Taylor.

As well as taking a spin on the historic track, the cars were also judged for five prestigious awards and a best in show.

But for added fun for car enthusiasts, the organizers also had an additional attraction, the Rhino Dyno, where car enthusiasts could not only enjoy the beauty of the vehicles but also the power of the engines.

“It’s heartbreaking. It’s the say it all end all. So it starts and ends with a lot of banging; but it’s a sure way to know how much horsepower and torque is actually getting to your wheels , said Andrew Harrell, owner of Rhino Dyno.

Owners had two tries to really rev their engines to the max to show off its power.

“When a car arrives, the crowd arrives. Owners love it,” Harrell said.

With over 300 vehicles attending the first night, organizers can’t wait to see what going back to the bricks will bring.

“Seeing the number of people showing up for this, and it gives me so much hope for Saturday to pack those downtown streets,” Taylor said.

The return to the bricks will take place this Saturday in downtown Flint and with the return to the bricks in the city of vehicles this week.

A special curfew will be in place for minors under the age of 17 from tomorrow.

Flint police have confirmed the curfew will run from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day.

The curfew affects the event area from 5th Avenue south to I-69 and from Chaves southbound to Church Street.

It is hoped the curfew will help provide a safe environment during the annual festival; said the police.

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